Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Local meteorologists are predicting one to three inches will hit the St. Louis area, beginning overnight.
According to local meteorologists, one to three inches of snow may fall across the St. Louis area by Thursday evening. KSDK is reporting snowfall will begin overnight and by sunrise approximately an inch will have fallen. KMOV reports that freezing temperatures are coming along with the snow. Temps around 20 degrees are reportedly expected Thursday, down from Wednesdays temperatures in the 50s. Gusting winds are expected to accompany the cold and snow, which KMOV reports will taper off around noon Thursday with flurries possible in the afternoon. Check back with Patch for updates on how road crews are handling the predicted snow.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Mayor Len Pagano supports program that helps people with winter heating bills.
Dear Editor, The cold winter weather and turning on the furnace can be an especially rough time for our friends and neighbors who are elderly, living with disabilities or facing the challenges of the tough economy. They face high energy bills during the winter. They may not be able to maintain their heating systems or may have other heating system problems. That’s why I’m a proud supporter of the Project “Heat’s On” program. This is the 25th anniversary of this important partnership between the Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri, Inc. and Plumbers’ and Pipefitters’ Local Union No. 562. This community program has provided heating system inspections to thousands of disabled and needy homeowners in St. Louis and the …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Just six days before the start of spring, snow falls on St. Peters
Just when it seemed St. Peters had put winter in its rearview mirror, a wintry surprise was waiting on Monday morning. Residents woke up to falling snow, covered roads and slick side walks. A late-night wintry mix started around 10 p.m. and didn't stop. By the time workers were waking up and ready for the morning commute, snow was falling. Sidewalks and roads were covered in a slushy mix, slowing down drivers heading into work. The MoDOT traveler information map shows plenty of covered roads in St. Charles County. Plows were out early in St. Peters hitting the roads and trying to keep up with the storm. Weather.com predicts 1 to 3 inches of snow in the next 36 hours. A rainy/snowy mix could keep falling througout the day. The National …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Ice, snow and sleet predicted to hit city this week.
Just as the snow from the last snowstorm has nearly melted completely away, St. Peters is bracing for another round in its battle with Mother Nature. Some are calling it snowmageddon or the snowpocalypse. Others are using a different term: Historic. The first wave hit this morning in the form of freezing rain. Before noon on Monday, rain fell on St. Peters. Parked cars were covered with a glaze of ice. Monday’s storm died out, but the storm is just the beginning. The National Weather Service is calling for more freezing rain later on tonight. In the morning, snow and sleet are possible. Snow should be coming in the afternoon—and not just any snow, but heavy snow. The snow and sleet could produce 3 to 5 inches of accumulation. Snow will …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Forecasts call for snowstorm to hit St. Peters late Wednesday night and into early Thursday.
With another bout of icy temperatures scheduled to roll through the St. Louis area Wednesday night, the Missouri Department of Transportation is working hard to keep motorists safe on the road. Kara Price said the most immediate threat to the area is a re-freeze on the roads resulting from plummeting temperatures. “Crews will monitor the roads for slick areas, especially on bridges and ramps,” she said. “Even though they will be treating these areas with salt, motorists are advised to slow down and be cautious.” Snow accumulation is forecast to hit the area Wednesday evening and continue through Thursday’s morning rush-hour commute. The National Weather Service says there is a 90 percent of snow coming to St. Peters. It is predicted …
Monday, January 10, 2011
Ideas for entertaining the kids when winter weather keeps them home from school.
When I was a girl, nothing made me happier than to wake up to several inches of snow on the ground. My brother and I would eat our breakfast with one eye on the television waiting for the news to include our county in the school closings. Once the magic words appeared, we abandoned our oatmeal and had our snow boots on faster than the weatherman could say, "snow day." In a world before helicopter parenting, we would dash outdoors with only a neighborhood full of children accompanying us. No one missed their children unless they didn't turn up for a meal. We played in the snow all day and arrived home late in the evening with red cheeks and dripping noses. We would peel off layers of wet clothes and snow crusted gloves and get mugs of Mom'…
Friday, December 31, 2010
Fort Zumwalt school district discusses its snow day policies.
When snow comes, the Fort Zumwalt School District doesn't want to be caught unprepared. Superintendent of Fort Zumwalt School District Bernie DuBray makes the judgment whether to call school off for snow days for the district, and he uses a conservative approach to that decision. "We're more conservative than we were in years past, since we have more student drivers now," said DuBray. DuBray said he tries to make the call as soon as possible, ideally the night before school. "We try to make the call the night before, as early as we can, but sometimes we have to make the decision in the morning," he said."The latest we make the decision is about 5:30 or 6 a.m." DuBray said the school district uses an automated service called School Reach, …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
With student drivers taking the road, Lutheran High School takes a conservative approach to calling off school.
When it comes to making the decision to call a school day due to snow and inclement weather, Lutheran High School principal Larry Marty takes a conservative approach. "We try to make the decision as soon as possible," said David Schlesselman, Lutheran High School executive director. "We try making the decision the night before, but sometimes we have to make the decision the morning of school." When making the decision to call off school for a snow day, Schlesselman said the school not only consults with the Fort Zumwalt School District, but also with the four area Lutheran elementary schools. The school uses an automated service called School Reach, to call the students' homes to inform parents that school has been called off due to the…
Sunday, December 26, 2010
In part one of this snow day series, Francis Howell officials share closure strategy and preparations.
The winter weather has already made a few appearances this school year, and local school districts have shared their procedures for calling snow days with St. Peters Patch. Within the Francis Howell School District, which serves students from seven communities, including St. Peters, Superintendent Pam Sloan makes the final decision to cancel school. She does so after consulting district facilities crews, MoDOT, local law enforcement officials, and the leadership of area school districts, said the district's communication specialist, Jennifer Henry. When winter weather approaches the area, the district takes several factors into consideration when deciding to cancel school. "The district makes every attempt to reach a decision regarding…